David Sirota's Attempt To Smear Beto O'Rourke Goes Horribly Wrong
Young Turks journalist David Sirota is known for stirring division within the Democratic Party. Throughout 2015 and 2016, he dedicated most of his reporting to attacking Hillary Clinton while showering Bernie Sanders with praise, despite receiving criticism for failing to ...read more
There Goes The Planet. Maybe?
What kind of a person likes to dangle the threat of human extinction in front of the people he has sworn to protect? That would be the current President of the United States, Donald J. Trump. This morning multiple news organizations have reported that White House officials say ...read more
Rivers of Oil in Arkansas and the Republican Congressman Who Wants More
You might not have heard about Republican congressman Tim Griffin, an otherwise nondescript conservative lawmaker from Arkansas, but bear with me on this. Before being elected to Congress in 2010, Griffin, whose physical appearance and speaking voice remind me of a stumpier, ...read more
Pressured by Gas Company, EPA Halted Fracking Investigation
The Daily Banter Headline Grab. From AP: When a man in a Fort Worth suburb reported his family's drinking water had begun "bubbling" like champagne, the federal government sounded an alarm: An oil company may have tainted their wells while drilling for natural gas. At first, ...read more